WWJD about GMOs?
My Civil Eats food & faith series continues with this story on the growing religious contingent of the anti-GMO movement. As I write in the piece:
"Indeed, as GMO-labeling measures appear on the ballot in state after state—from Oregon to California, Washington, and Colorado—a growing number of people of faith are starting to see genetic engineering of crops as a religious issue. To be sure, the GMO debate remains on the fringe in many faiths, with traditionally progressive denominations showing the most engagement.
However, two of the country’s largest religious denominations, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and the United Methodist Church, have come out in favor of GMO labeling, and from Catholicism to Islam, there’s hardly a religious tradition in which GMOs aren’t the subject of some debate."
You wouldn't know it from this blog, but this agnostic is also writing about secular matters. I'm still picking performing-arts "best bets" for The Oregonian every week, and I've got some cool (hot?) irons in the fire...